Bahrain Public Holidays 2020


 
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A preview of the Bahrain bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Bahrain Public Holidays in 2020 Observance*
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day
May     Fri Labour Day
        Sun Labour Day Holiday (tentative) Bnk+Gov
        Sun Eid al Fitr (End of Ramadan)
        Mon Eid al Fitr Holiday
        Tue Eid al Fitr Holiday
July    Thu Arafat Day Bnk+Gov
        Fri Eid al Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Aug.    Sat Eid al Adha Holiday
        Sun Eid al Adha Holiday
        Thu Islamic New Year
        Sat Ashura Holiday
        Sun Ashura
        Mon Ashura Holiday (tentative) Bnk+Gov
Oct.    Thu Miladunnabi (the Prophet's Birthday)
Dec.    Wed National Day
        Thu National Day Holiday
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

03 Nov 2017 Bahrain 2018 Public Holidays Announced (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Central Bank has published its annual list of expected bank holidays and public holidays in Bahrain for the calendar year 2018.  16 Oct 2017 Bahrain Releases 1439 AH Calendar (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments has released the "Bahrain Islamic Calendar for the new Hijri Year 1439" which will no doubt be used to calculate the dates of the 2018 Islamic public holidays of Bahrain.  26 Sep 2017 Bahrain Hijri 1439 Public Holidays (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Saturday and Sunday, September 30 and October 1st, 2017, as a non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual Islamic New Year 1439 public holidays of Bahrain.  29 Aug 2017 Bahrain 2017 Eid Al Adha Public Holidays Announced (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Thursday to Thursday, August 31 to September 5, 2017, as the annual non-working public sector holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) public sector holidays for the Islamic year 1438.  21 Jun 2017 Bahrain 2017 Eid Al Fitr Public Holidays (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular stipulating as official non-working public holidays in Bahrain for the upcoming 2017 Eid Al-Fitr (End of Ramadan), the date of the Eid Al-Fitr as well as that of the 2 days that follow, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the Eid Al Fitr public holidays in Bahrain for the Islamic year 1438.  29 Apr 2017 Bahrain Labour Day 2017 Bank Holiday (Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) The Central Bank of Bahrain has announced that it had declared a bank holiday on Monday, May 1st, 2017, to mark the upcoming annual Labour Day public holiday and bank holiday in Bahrain.  27 Dec 2016 Bahrain Bank Holiday January 1st (Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) The Acting Director of the Banking Services Directorate of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Hesa Abdulla Al Sada, has announced that the Central Bank of Bahrain had declared a bank holiday in Bahrain on Sunday, January 1, 2016, on account of the annual non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark Western New Year.  25 Dec 2016 Bahrain New Year 2017 Public Holiday (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has finally issued a circular declaring Sunday, January 1, 2016, as the annual non-working public holiday in Bahrain to mark the upcoming Western New Year non-working public holiday of Bahrain for the calendar year 2017.  15 Dec 2016 Bahrain 2016 National Day Bank Holidays (Central Bank of Bahrain-Manama) The Acting Director of the Banking Services Directorate of the Central Bank of Bahrain, Hesa Abdulla Al Sada, has announced that the Central Bank of Bahrain had declared bank holidays in Bahrain for Friday and Saturday, December 16 an 17, 2016, to mark the upcoming annual National Day bank holiday and the Bahrain bank holiday for the Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.  14 Dec 2016 Bahrain 2016 National Day Public Holidays (Bahrain News Agency-BNA) Bahrain's Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, has issued a circular declaring Friday and Saturday, December 16 an 17, 2016, as non-working public holidays in Bahrain to mark the upcoming annual National Day and the 17th Anniversary of the accession to the throne of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Bahrain public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Bahrain are regulated by the Legislative Decree No.14 of 1993 which amended the earlier Labour Law For The Private Sector Promulgated By Legislative Decree No.23 Of 1976.  Weekend days in Bahrain are Fridays and Saturdays .  Bahraini law stipulates compensation for public holidays that fall on Friday or Saturday, for the public sector. But private sector employees do not have any public holidays compensation benefits .  Bahrain International Codes BH and BHR (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bh (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Bahrain information and news: Central Bank of Bahrain (Bahrain central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Bahrain maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Bahrain), and Wikipedia (includes Bahrain commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Bahrain, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Bahrain that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bahrain were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bahrain, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Bahrain, before planning any trip to Bahrain. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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